Facing the Inevitable

Seventy years ago, on the last Saturday morning in January, the MV Princess Victoria left the port of Stranraer in South-West Scotland. She was heading for Ireland with 179 people on board – but never arrived. The flawed design of the ship meant that the car deck was flooded as ferocious waves pounded against her,Continue reading “Facing the Inevitable”

When Our Children Suffer

Katie Faris knows what it’s like to have the wind knocked out of her by a doctor’s phone call—to be shocked, to grieve, and to run to the Lord with a host of questions. In 2013, three of her children were diagnosed with a genetic condition called Alpha-1 that can seriously affect the liver inContinue reading “When Our Children Suffer”

I Was Raped and Got Pregnant

I received an email from a non-Christian woman who had been raped and got pregnant.  She gave birth to a daughter. The emotional and physical struggles she went through were very difficult and were weighing on her heavily. She wanted to know, “Why did God allow this to happen?” Note: The content here is transferredContinue reading “I Was Raped and Got Pregnant”

Why Are Middle-Aged Americans Killing Themselves?

A recent working paper published by several university professors found a potential link between declining religiosity and suicide trends in the 1990s. The study, titled “Opiates of the Masses? Deaths of Despair and the Decline of American Religion,” focused on the uptick in suicides during the 1990s and pointed out a possible correlation between theContinue reading “Why Are Middle-Aged Americans Killing Themselves?”

In My Wife’s Last Years

In March, my beloved wife, Nanci, lost her four-year battle with colon cancer. All 54 years I’ve known her, Nanci loved Jesus. But from a front-row seat, I watched a wonderful — and supernatural — change in those last four years. In 2019, Nanci wrote to a friend and fellow cancer sufferer, The cancer battleContinue reading “In My Wife’s Last Years”